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Author Topic: The SW Woodcutter's Shack  (Read 2248 times)
Robert G
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« on: June 11, 2019, 12:15:54 AM »

My second build. The Woodcutter's Shack from Sierra West.













Thanks for watching  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 01:07:36 AM »

Robert,

    There have been many excellent renditions of Sierra West kits over the years and to my mind this is one of the best . The finish on the wood sidings is very realistic and your attention to detail , like the wear on the rungs of the ladder and bird droppings ,sets it apart . But for me ,the bit that is most pleasing is that you have done the shingles properly . I am guessing that you laid each one individually , rather than use them in strips as usually the case . One of my main bugbears I have with any kit , not just Sierra Westís, is that shingles are usually supplied in strips and the modeller lays the strips one row at a time . This inevitably results in having straight joints in the shingle , which looks dreadful and very often spoils a nice model .

  I am looking forward to seeing more of your models in due course .

I have it in my mind that you live in France , am I right ? Though from the spelling of your name one might be forgiven for thinking that you are Dutch . Am I close ?

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 01:34:42 AM »

Nick, Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes can learn something of your deduction. I am Belgian and live most of the years in the French woods.  Wink I am glad you've noticed the details. ( the birds nest is above the drippings  Grin)

The shingles are placed individually. I had the same thoughts on them as you.  When I build a kit, I read the manual as a general guideline, but always add personal touches.
In my humble opinion, modelers can perform better if they live with their eyes open and translate what they actually see in the real world to their modeling. It's all there, just need to pay attention !!!

Soon more builds. And thanks for the compliment.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 10:52:45 PM »

I would never have guessed that was a kit, and in fact it took me a moment to realize it was a model!
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2019, 03:16:19 PM »

Excellent and very nicely done - I also thought it was the real thing
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2019, 10:24:09 PM »

I missed this one Robert.

That is some beautiful looking wood.

Shingles are most realistic I've seen.

Jerry
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2019, 06:47:44 PM »

Very nice!

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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2019, 08:17:42 AM »

Nicely Done Grin  I have one nitpick?  Why is there Gas station or auto- related signs in the model?? To me modelers use these signs in places that are so out of place and if SW had them in the kit to me that's wrong Angry
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 03:56:43 PM »

The signs could have been what the occupant of the building had lying around when he needed to patch a hole to keep the wind out.  In the American South West both the tops and bottoms of food cans were used to cover holes in walls, and once the can was cut open and flattened the body of the can was used to patch walls and roofs.

There is a building in a California State Park where the entire outside of the building is sheathed in empty, flattened black powder containers.
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 11:15:55 PM »

All photos are gone.

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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2019, 12:59:29 AM »

All photos are gone.

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2019, 07:00:33 AM »

Maybe a visit to Nick's corner will help?
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